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Nearly 2.4 million Californians have considered suicide, report says

Unmarried adults in California are more likely to consider suicide than married adults, according to a new report released this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The report also said about 2.4 million California adults had seriously thought about killing themselves in their lifetimes.

The report was based on survey data from 2009.

Men and women were equally as likely to seriously think about committing suicide. But lesbian, gay and bisexual adults had higher rates of suicidal thoughts than heterosexual adults. Researchers also found that American Indians and people with disabilities were more likely to consider suicide.

The authors wrote that more access to mental health services and programs tailored to specific populations could help prevent suicidal thoughts -- and suicides.

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